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Substance Use Assessment: The ASAM Dimensions Approach We’re thrilled to invite all dedicated clinicians and mental health professionals to take a deep dive into the cornerstone of patient recovery: substance use assessment. This is an exceptional opportunity to broaden your expertise, deepen your understanding, and truly make a difference in the lives of those you […]

4 Benefits of Sending Your Teen To Residential Treatment During The Summer

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As the parent or guardian of a teenager dealing with mental health or substance abuse issues, deciding on the best course of action can be an overwhelming and heart-wrenching task. You want the best for them, and sometimes, the best option might be to enroll them in a residential treatment center. Although the decision to […]

Neurodiversity and Autism: Understanding the Connection


Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects millions of individuals worldwide, and while it is a lifelong neurological condition, it is also a part of the neurodiversity movement. Neurodiversity is an approach that embraces the natural variations in human cognition, recognizing and celebrating the differences in the ways people think, learn, and process information. This article will […]

Neurodiversity and ADHD: A Comprehensive Guide for Parents

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If you are a parent with a child who has been diagnosed with ADHD, you may be wondering what exactly this means for your child. ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. While attention deficit can be a challenging condition to manage, it’s important to understand that […]

Neurodiversity Symptoms

What Therapists Say About Neurodiversity Symptoms

Neurodiversity is a term that has gained widespread recognition in recent years, and for good reason. It refers to the natural variations in brain development and behavioral traits in humans. Furthermore, neurodiversity recognizes that not everyone thinks or processes information the same way.  As awareness of neurodiversity continues to evolve, individuals and healthcare professionals are […]

Types of Neurodiversity

Types of Neurodiversity

There’s little argument that the brain is one of most complex organs in the human body, and it’s no surprise that there can be a wide range of neurological conditions that affect people differently. Neurodiversity refers to the incredible variety in how our brains develop and function, and it also includes many types of neurological […]

Neurodiversity: Your Guide For What To Know

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What does neurodiversity mean? This term is gaining traction in today’s society as we become more aware and accepting of individuals who have neurological differences. Because this is a relatively new descriptor in the mental health field, a lot of questions are cropping up, like “What is neurodiversity?” With a goal to comprehensively answer that […]

DBT Skills for Adolescents

DBT for adolescent depression is often used to help teens manage difficult emotions and develop the skills they need to thrive. DBT skills for adolescent treatment include mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance, which we’ll cover in the sections below. Mindfulness Mindfulness is one of the key DBT skills for adolescent therapy. This […]

Social Media Addiction Treatment for Teens

What is Social Media Addiction? Social media addiction in teens is a topic that gets plenty of media coverage and sparks a great deal of concern — with good reason. The effects of social media addiction among teenagers are far-reaching, with a reported 76% of teens engaging with social media platforms and a reported 70% […]

What Is Process Addiction? Types, Symptoms, and Treatments

What Is Process Addiction? Process addiction is also known as behavioral addiction, and refers to an overwhelming and uncontrollable impulse to engage in certain behaviors, despite the potential negative outcomes. During the behavior or process, the individual feels elevated and fulfilled, but often that is shortly followed by guilt or shame. What is a process […]